Ocean Books & Art will host an art opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 7, for Joe Campanellie, who will present his first exhibit of avian photography in Northeast Florida. The reception at 200 S. Oceanshore Blvd., in Flagler Beach, is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Titled “Passion’s Journey,” the show will remain as the featured collection through June, while additional pieces will be displayed at least through August.
Campanellie’s images are permanently displayed at the Photographer’s International Hall of Fame, in Oklahoma City. He has had his work on display at the Epcot Exhibit, in Orlando, and internationally through the Professional Photographers of America’s International Loan Collection.
Also opening Friday night, Ocean Art Gallery will present the oil paintings of Richard Hausen.
Hausen’s maritime art illustrates his bold personal style, with bright colors and strong brush strokes, often on rough textured materials which add a rustic feel to his paintings. His portrait paintings capture the special essence of those who sit for him.
Hausen is one of four resident artists at Ocean Art Gallery, where the work of Bob Carlsen, Krystyna Madejczyk and Rob Carlton will also be on display.
Heritage Crossroads recognizes essay winners, announces second festival
The Heritage Crossroads — Miles of History committee chairman Barb Kelly recently made presentations to three youth, who won the essay contest during the first Flagler Heritage Festival, held in December. The essay contest was created by Heritage Crossroads members and Daytona State College Professor Nancy Duke.
The winners are Kayla McDonnell and Natalie Minor, both of Rymfire Elementary School, and Zoe Richards, of Flagler Palm Coast High School.
Each student was awarded a certificate of achievement, an autographed copy of local author William Ryan’s "Bulow Gold," and two tickets each to the Flagler Agriculture Museum.
The second Flagler County Heritage Festival will be Sept. 28-29, at Thunder Gulch Campgrounds, in Bunnell.
Around town …
Flagler Habitat for Humanity will dedicate the Santiago Home 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at 36 Pillory Lane. The Santiago house was sponsored by the Hammock Dunes Club.
As of May 29, the sea turtle nest count is as follows: Flagler Beach, 14 loggerheads; Beverly Beach, one leatherback and one loggerhead; Flagler South, two leatherbacks and 16 loggerheads; and Flagler North, one leatherback and 13 loggerheads.
Host families are needed for Spanish exchange students. Arrival is June 30 and departure date is July 26. Contact Mary Ann Magnell at 627-5126 or [email protected].